about me

Welcome to Ken Clough Photography.

I am so happy that you are here.

I am a lifelong photographer and educator

As a photographer, I've had the pleasure of capturing moments that transcend time and space, producing award-winning images that evoke emotion and tell stories. With an eye for detail and a dedication to excellence, I've delighted numerous clients with stunning visuals that exceed their expectations.

Through my dual roles as an educator and photographer, I continue to explore the boundless possibilities of visual expression, seeking to inspire others and leave a lasting impact on the world of photography and videography.

I volunteer because I believe that giving back to your community is important. I share my education, administrative, artistic, and photography talents with various community groups. Community groups we support include Flashes of Hope which raises funds to accelerate a cure for children’s cancer while honoring the unique life and memories of every child fighting cancer, Autism Society, and the Twin Rivers Council.

Hi, I'm Ken Clough, the proud owner and founder of Ken Clough Photography and Videography. With a lifelong passion for both photography and education, I've dedicated myself to both crafts with unwavering commitment.

In my role as an educator, I've had the privilege of sharing my expertise and insights with countless students, enriching their understanding and fostering their talents in the realm of visual arts. Through innovative teaching methods and a deep-seated passion for learning, I've contributed to the creation of new knowledge and inspired budding photographers to reach their full potential.

Personal learning and education have been an important part of my life. I earned my doctorate in educational administration at the Univerity at Albany.

Photographic Beginnings

I began shooting pictures when I was about sixteen years old. I purchased a used 35 mm Topcon camera at a garage sale.  The camera was a little quirky, and every so often, the mirror would stick and ruin the picture I was taking. Every shot was an adventure. I learned how to use the camera and began shooting any subject I could find. Since that time, I have been taking photographs wherever I go, and every shot is still an adventure.

History of Ken’s Portrait Photography

It was a small but functional studio space that allowed me to serve more clients. I had numerous clients visit my studio for all types of professional and family portraits. My studio space became a place to meet my wedding clients for consultations and image reviews.

I began inviting other photographers to my studio. We would get together every so often to share ideas and experiment with different techniques. The studio became a place for artistic collaboration.

I soon realized that I and outgrown that studio and began looking for a new location. Today, as Ken Clough Photography, our studio is located at 33 Elk Street, Albany, NY. In addition to what can be created in the studio, this historic and architecturally rich area provides beautiful backdrops for professional portraits, couple portraits, senior portraits, family portraits, engagement portraits, and wedding portraits.

For many years I was an avid nature photographer creating images under the name Square Knot Photography. I would seek out natural scenes, scenic vistas, critters, and animals to photograph. I would get up at 3 am to photograph a sunrise. I would sit for hours in the woods just waiting for a deer I was tracking to cross the path of my camera.

When it seemed that I had mastered nature photography, I had the urge to photograph something new and reemerged as Ken’s Portrait Photography. For about a year, I operated as an on-location photographer. I would capture outdoor or in-home portraits. I began photographing weddings.

As I photographed outdoor and in-home portraits, I began to think that my clients could benefit from an indoor studio. After some searching, I found a location I could afford in Lansingburgh, NY. It was a small 450 square foot indoor studio with just enough room for a backdrop, two light-boxes, and of course, me and my camera.

WEDDINGS ARE MY FAVORITE

I must say that my favorite type of photography is wedding photography. I get to meet and know so many interesting couples. I get to really know each couple, from the initial consultation to the save-the-date portrait, to the pre-bridal portrait, and of course, the wedding day.

Photographing a wedding day is such fun. There are so many different photographs to take on the wedding day. The bride getting ready, the groom getting ready, the first look, the ceremony, the vows, the first kiss, family portraits, and all of the celebrating.

I love the fact that I am capturing memories that will last a lifetime.

Let’s design your unique wedding photography experience together.

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